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Latitude: 50.855 / 50°51'17"N
Longitude: -3.5071 / 3°30'25"W
OS Eastings: 294016
OS Northings: 107246
OS Grid: SS940072
Mapcode National: GBR LH.VFCB
Mapcode Global: FRA 36JV.5HV
Entry Name: Rose Cottage
Listing Date: 28 August 1987
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1106961
English Heritage Legacy ID: 96634
Location: Bickleigh, Mid Devon, Devon, EX16
District: Mid Devon
Civil Parish: Bickleigh
Traditional County: Devon
Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Devon
Church of England Parish: Bickleigh St Mary
Church of England Diocese: Exeter
SS 90 NW BICKLEIGH BELL HILL, Bickleigh
5/15 Rose Cottage
Cottage. 2 different building phases ; the left hand end C17, remodelled in the
1940s, the right hand end probably C18 in origin, C20 rear additions. Whitewashed
plastered cob and stone ; thatched roof of 2 different heights with plain ridges,
lower at the left end and half-hipped at the left end of the range and at the left
end of the taller ridge ; projecting left end stack, rear lateral stack, right end
stack all with brick shafts.
Plan: Raised above the road and sited on a hill, the floor level of the right hand
end considerably higher than the left hand end. Complex evolution. C17 carpentry in
the left end suggests that Rose Cottage may have originated as a C17 house, later
converted into 2 or 3 small cottages. At one time the right hand end of the building
was clearly one property with the left hand end of Hillside (q.v.) adjoining at the
right. The present plan is 3 rooms wide, originally single depth, the middle room
was heated from the rear lateral stack, the flanking rooms from the end stacks. The
lateral stack has been blocked by a stair against the rear wall ; the cross wall
betwen the left hand and middle room has been removed and there is no internal access
between the right hand room and middle room on the ground floor. C20 single storey
2 storeys. Asymmetrical 2:1 window front, the right hand end with a higher ridge,
the left hand end approximately symmetrical with the eaves thatch slightly eyebrowed
over the 2 first floor windows ; a C20 2-leaf central glazed front door ; 2 ground
floor 2-light windows with 2 vertical panes per light and 2 first floor 2 light
windows glazed with C20 diamond leaded panes. The right hand end of the range has 1
first floor and 1 ground floor C20 2-light casements and stone steps up to a C20
glazed front door at the right.
The left return of the range, conspicuous from the hill has the thatch carried down
over the top of the chimney breast with the shaft projecting through the thatch ; 1
ground floor 2-light casement with 2 vertical panes per light and 1 first floor 2-
light casement, 3 panes per light.
Interior The left hand room has a deeply-chamfered scroll-stopped cross beam and a
similar half-beam at the left end, C20 fireplace. Straight principal rafters visible
upstairs suggest that the roof may have been replaced in the C18 or later.
Group value with Hillside (q.v.) and part of an attractive thatched group on the road
to the village centre.
Listing NGR: SS9401607246
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